Moonstruck sixth-form misfit Daniel Gale (Robert Pattinson) woos mouthy schoolmate Charlotte Cooper (Holly Grainger) but finds himself swapping bouquets for baby advice when she shares the secret that she might be pregnant in this charming slice-of-teen-life comedy-drama. Daniel’s fancy proves more than fair weather as Charlotte heads gamely toward a future her own single mum, Karen (Catherine Tate), is determined won’t turn out as hers did.
Robin studied for her BA (Hons) Film and Television at the London Institute and then won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art where she mastered in Film and Television Direction, graduating in 1993.
During this period of study, she also worked as a camera assistant with the Director of Photography, Seamus McGarvey, gaining real experience of the nuts and bolts of film making and learning how the industry works.
Her RCA graduation film The Thin Red Line – a political comedy set around the fall of the Berlin wall – won the Jury Prize at the Cork Film Festival and this led to a smooth transition into working as a freelance Director in television.
Starting out at the bottom of the ladder with programmes like The Bill and the BBC drama documentary Rough Justice, Robin progressed to higher budget shows like Playing the Field and had her first big break when asked to be the lead director on the popular series At Home with the Braithwaites… read more